North of the IOP, the Intracoastal Waterway is an undeveloped wildlife haven ripe for exploration. Rent a WaveRunner from Tidalwave Watersports and take off toward Capers Island, part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and an excellent open waterway to enjoy some jet-propelled speed.
Directions from Charleston: Hwy 17 N through Mt. Pleasant until you reach the Isle of Palms Connector. Once on IOP, take a left on Palm Blvd. and another quick left onto 21st Ave. Take a right on Waterway Blvd. and continue 1.7 miles to a left at 41st Ave., where Tidal Wave is located at the IOP Marina.
Watersports Headquarters: Isle of Palms Marina 843-886-0209 / 50 41st Ave., Isle of Palms / www.iopmarina.com
Jet Ski Rental: Tidalwave Watersports 843-886-8456 / 50 41st Ave., Isle of Palms / www.tidalwavewatersports.com